As a vocal hater of the concept of “trailers for a trailer” that’s become common practice in studio marketing over the past few years – you know, those quick 5 or 10 second clips that tease the fact that a trailer is coming in the next couple of days? – I’m completely aware of the irony that I’m now writing about a description of a movie trailer. But hey, Star Wars is big business, and that’s where we are right now as a movie culture: getting so excited about something that we’ll take any scrap of information we can get.
Badass Digest has sources who claim to have seen the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and they’ve passed along a description for fans to analyze. It’s apparently going to be one minute long, and feature the following:
It’s going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There’s no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then the music swells up into a full orchestral piece – perhaps what John Williams recorded this weekend? – and we hear a female voice, likely Daisy Ridley’s, saying “Wake up.”
The trailer reportedly ends with a title card and the Millennium Falcon firing blasters and flying into the camera.
Rumor has it that John Williams recorded a small amount of new music very recently, and speculation is that the music was for this trailer. Rumors have also been flying for weeks now about when we’ll actually see the first trailer for The Force Awakens, with guesses varying from a debut on ABC (utilizing the synergy that the Walt Disney Company loves) to playing in theaters in front of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies or Into The Woods. It’s unclear exactly when the trailer will hit the internet, but the prevailing wisdom would indicate that we’ll be catching our first official glimpse of J.J. Abrams’ new movie sometime in the next month, so keep your eyes peeled.
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